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Smooth sailing with the Karmic Koala

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geekzone.co.nz: When Ubuntu 9.10 ("Karmic Koala") came out, the first reports were somewhat discouraging. So, it was with some trepidation that I decided to finally give it a go, about a month after it came out.

Planned Changes to Next Ubuntu Version 10.04

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ubuntugeek.com: Currently the following list of changes everyone is expecting Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx):

Also: Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid) Artwork (Proposed)

10 easy steps to Ubuntu freedom

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mybroadband.co.za: You may be afraid to make the jump to Ubuntu Linux, thinking it may be too daunting to install it by yourself. In this blog I will show you exactly how easy it is to install Ubuntu.

Karmic Issues That I've Faced

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ibeentoubuntu.com: Everyone has their share of Karmic Koala stories. My re-installations weren't without problems. Here are the ones I personally ran into. No hearsay here...

Is Ubuntu Too Big for Its Own Good?

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ibeentoubuntu.com: The universe and multiverse repositories contain too much software for Ubuntu to QA properly. The number of bug reports during alpha and beta is so large that many of them aren't triaged until long after release.

Google Chrome OS and Canonical

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  • Google Chrome OS and Canonical
  • Google Chrome OS: Should Ubuntu and Canonical Worry

What Applications Should be in the Standard Installation?

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blog.ibeentoubuntu: You may have heard that GIMP and F-Spot aren't safe for inclusion in 10.04. 700MB isn't much space to work with Why not question all the applications in Ubuntu, then? What should be in the default installation?

Timed downloads

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For quite some time I've been looking for a tool to download a list of files (stored in a text file) at a certain time and, if possible, shutdown after completion. Unfortunately there is no know Linux-application that can perform these tasks. Then I got the idea to combine the use of Wget with that of a scheduler.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 9.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu 9.10 is derived from Ubuntu 9.10 and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

Good karma: an in-depth review of Ubuntu 9.10

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arstechnica.com: Good karma: an in-depth review of Ubuntu 9.10
Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, was officially released last month. In this comprehensive review, Ars takes you under the surface for an in-depth look at the new features and major architectural changes.

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